15370: Riyo Okano

15370: Riyo Okano

Riyo Okano

She was born on 19 February 1879. She was a farmer. Her family includes Kumanosuke Okano (husband), James Okano [also listed as Sueyuki Okano] (son), and Victor Okano [also listed as Masatoshi Okano] (son). Her home address is listed as Ganges, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 19 February 1879
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9431 (1073-1077)
Type Person
Custodian Number 15370
Name Riyo Okano



15370: Riyo Okano


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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